Salty & Sweet Potato chip cookies

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Are you hosting a lot of parties this holiday season?  Did you serve potato chips and had just a few scraps left in the bottom of the bag? Here is a great way to use them up. Yep, these cookies have crushed potato chips in them — it sounds unusual, but they are really, really good!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup white flour
  • 2/3 cup plain potato chips, finely crushed
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • White or colored sugar 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In large bowl, put the butter, white sugar, light brown sugar, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. 
  3. With electric mixer or large spoon, mix until smooth.
  4. Add the white flour and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the potato chips and chocolate chips and combine thoroughly, by hand with a large spoon and other ingredients. 
  6. Roll into 24 balls with the palms of your hands, a little smaller than a ping pong ball. 
  7. Put 12 balls each on two ungreased cookie sheets.  Press with the bottom of a drinking glass with your fingertips slightly. 
  8. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies lightly with white or colored sugar. 
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are starting to turn lightly golden.  
  10. Remove from oven and let them sit for five minutes on the cookie sheets. Move to wire rack to finish cooling. 

Yields two dozen


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Cathy Blatnik

Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen". She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!

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